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Landmanis: we live in a country of «traitors»

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«Traitors» sit in the Saeima, Cabinet of Ministers and hold different official posts. Laimdota Straujuma’s Cabinets of Ministers can be freely called «traitorous» Cabinets of Ministers, because in all cases these structures had been formed and «fathered» by criminally accused and legally restricted Aivars Lembergs, said Ventspils City Council deputy Aivis Landmanis in his interview to BNN.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«We have reached a moment in time when minister candidates do not even hide the real reasons behind their approval and actual decision-makers in politics. This was openly demonstrated prior to the re-election of Anrijs Matiss as Latvian Transport Minister. During his visit to Belarus, Anrijs had mentioned that he would definitely be re-elected as Transport Minister, because he had been personally approved by Aivars Lembergs. The fact that the same Aivars Lembergs had provided valuable consultations during the budget formation talks for 2015 only serves to increase the status of the government as traitors,» – said Landmanis.

He continues: «There’s more. Our country’s Cabinet of Ministers had consulted with a person who is accused of serious economic crimes on how the country’s budget should be formed. None of the ministers took the time to consider the source from which they got their information. No one had tried to shove this consultant out through the door. Instead, our ministers rushed to fulfil Lemberg’s wish – replace members in management boards of freeports. This clearly demonstrates to society that the state will always primarily focus on securing the welfare of the criminally accused oligarch. Teachers and doctors can wait.»

According to him, the popular Latvian politologist Vita Matīsa had clearly defined Latvia’s problems and the people to blame for them in her interview to 1:1 programme of LTV. Politicians, officials and businessmen are the ones to blame for catastrophically low respect for the country’s political system, which is also the weakest point in Latvia’s defence. «Latvia is riddled with weak points. It is their [traitors] accomplishment,» – said Matisa. She added: «In the past ten years I have seen people in Latvia’s politics who can be easily called traitors of the state». Matisa believes the servility of Latvians before the government expressed in the Zolitude tragedy is a bad characteristic of Latvians in general. It is only a more apparent and shocking part of irresponsibility, greed and servility, she added.

«There it is. Matisa managed to explain everything what many people knew about, saw and felt for themselves. This is why many people abandon Latvia and never return,» – said Landmanis.

«It is clear that Matisa’s expression of servitude before people in power solely because the person is in power neatly describes the relations our new ministers have with the criminally accused «Master» Aivars Lembergs. It said that submission to the Union of Greens and Farmers and its leader Lembergs is unavoidable, because Aivars Lembergs has high ratings,» – says Landmanis, adding that a certain president of a certain neighbouring country also has a very high rating.

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  1. Brian says:

    Good to see the continuing public outrage and the naming of traitors. This must be done to expose not only those who have been stealing from Latvian citizens since independence, but additionally those selling Latvia out to Russia.

    The financial position of the government in its ability to provide services for citizens would have been quite strong if it had not been for these thieves.

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